Citrus County Sheriff’s Office seeks elderly man in Homosassa

Wayne Brown, reported missing in Homosassa on Tuesday, Feb. 28, to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office (Feb. 28, 2023)
Wayne Brown, reported missing in Homosassa to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (Photo: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 28, 2023)

Please be on the look out for missing elderly male Wayne Brown.

He was last seen at 10 a.m. on Monday in the area of South Suncoast Boulevard and West Green Acres street in Homosassa.

His vehicle was located in the area of Hog Pond Trails in Homosassa.

He is a 74-year-old white male who his 5-feet-11 inches tall, weighs 185 pounds and has salt-and-pepper hair.

If located or if you have any information on his whereabouts please contact the citrus county sheriff’s office at 3 5 2- 2 4 9- 2 7 9 0.

Registered sexual offender faces new charges

A Dunnellon man, who is a registered sex offender, has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy.

Arrested was Tommy Glenn Dees, 52, of Dunnellon.

On Oct. 9, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was contacted in reference to an alleged sexual assault of a juvenile victim.

The complainant told responding deputies the 4-year-old had disclosed that the suspect, 52-year-old Tommy Glenn Dees, had performed sexual acts on the child.

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Detectives investigate body found near intersection

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On Tuesday morning, the body of 29-year-old Dustin Arthur Chandler was discovered near the intersection of West Pine Ridge Boulevard and North Amarillo Drive.

Citrus County deputies responded and secured the scene upon their arrival.

Major Crimes Detectives and Crime Scene Specialists arrived and immediately began working the area to gather vital evidence and conduct interviews. The Medical Examiner was called to the scene and is assisting with this case.

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Deputy-involved shooting in Beverly Hills

Shortly before 2 p.m. on May 22, deputies responded to a call for a service at a home on Filmore Street in Beverly Hills in response to a suspect breaking car windows.

When deputies arrived, the suspect displayed deadly force. As a result, the deputy on scene fired his weapon to neutralize the threat

“This was a very dangerous situation that risked the lives of dozens of innocent people and consumed our full-attention in order to protect our citizens,” said Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast.

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Missing Homosassa woman, 75, found by Walmart employees

Diane McInnis found

After over a week of exhaustive searches, including the use of K9s, air support, and volunteer search parties, Diane Mcinnis was found alive in the early morning hours of April 16th, 2020.

While performing a routine traffic stop in front of the Homosassa Walmart, Sergeant Callahan was approached by two Walmart employees who described hearing strange noises coming from the wooded area behind the store.

After clearing his stop, Sergeant Callahan began inspecting the area when he heard the faint sounds of a woman’s voice. Callahan found Diane Mcinnis in a five foot ravine, and immediately came to her aid while calling for emergency medical services. EMS evaluated Ms. Mcinnis on scene, and she was later transported to a local medical facility.

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DHS, USDA move to protect American farmers and ensure continued flow of America’s food supply

The Department of Homeland Security, with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has announced a temporary final rule to change certain H-2A requirements to help U.S. agricultural employers avoid disruptions in lawful agricultural-related employment, protect the nation’s food supply chain, and lessen impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

These temporary flexibilities will not weaken or eliminate protections for U.S. workers.

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